How to Get the Most Out of Your iPhone Battery

Apple’s iPhone revolutionized the smartphone market when it debuted in 2007, and since then it’s continued to set the standard for how the devices look, feel, and perform. Although Apple’s lost its market-share dominance because of competition from other phones like the Android, the iPhone remains a great choice for smartphone users interested in power … Read more →

How big a data plan do you really need for your iPhone?

iPhone sales really took off in the Summer of 2008 when the iPhone 3G came out. Then another huge boost came in the Summer of 2010 when iPhone 4 was released. In between we also saw the upgraded 3G, known as iPhone 3GS, but the sales didn’t increase as much as when the “3G” and “4” was released in the Summers of 2008 and 2010.

Depending on where you live, iPhone contracts varies in length. In the US, I believe they are two years. So you’re assigning yourself to the same phone company for two years, unless you pay a fee to get out of the contract early.

Luckily, in my home country (though I don’t live there any more…), the maximum allowed contract length is 6 months. So when you buy an iPhone, you pay more for it than what you would do in the US – but at least the choice of contract is yours after 6 months, so you have the option of switching to a different carrier with better prices or coverage.

You could also look for iPhone SIM card plans that doesn’t require you to buy a new mobile device, in case you’re happy with your current iPhone – or whatever smartphone you might have, of course.

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Could HTML5 kill Flash for good?

The whole HTML5 vs Flash debate really started with the launch of iPhone worldwide when more and more people became aware that Flash-based websites didn’t work on iPhone. With that, non-flash versions of previously Flash-based websites began to popup around the Internet as more and more people started using iOS devices such as iPhone and iPod Touch.

Then when iPad came about a year ago, Flash almost became world-known since iPad, like iPhone, also did not support flash. I’m sure web companies such as Tampa web design saw an increase in their business as more and more website owners wanted to optimize their website for iOS devices. I believe there are some 100 million iOS devices out there now (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) so that’s a big chunk of the Internet to cut-off by relying mostly on Flash for your website, shop, portfolio etc.

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Apple presents iPad 2 & iOS 4.3 — Yeah, I’m getting one!

To some surprise, Steve Jobs himself took the stage during his medical leave of absence, as he “didn’t want to miss it”, as he said, since they had been working on the product (iPad 2) for awhile. Before the iPad 2 presentation, Steve Jobs explained how 100 million books were downloaded so far from iBooks … Read more →

Android closing in on Apple’s iOS in the US

Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android and RIM’s Blackberry OS are somewhat even in the United States in terms of market shares. Apple is leading with 28.6% market shares for smartphones and Android is just behind with 25.8%, according to data collected by The Nielsen Company in November 2010. A difference between iOS and Android of just … Read more →

Flash coming to iPhone & iPad … ish!

Three months ago I mentioned the Skyfire browser might be coming to iPhone soon. Well, now it has been approved by Apple and is expected to appear in the App Store on November 4th with a price tag of $2.99 in the US App Store. Skyfire has a trick up its sleeve. It doesn’t fully … Read more →

Wrapup: Apple’s “Back to the Mac”-event. OS X 10.7 Lion, iLife ’11, FaceTime, Mac App Store, MacBook Air.

Apple and Steve Jobs just wrapped up their October 20th “Back to the Mac” Apple event in San Francisco with a bunch of new stuff. Here are the highlights: Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion” & Mac App Store The next big cat in the OS X line will be the “Lion” for OS X 10.7. … Read more →

iOS surpasses Linux as browsing platform – also on TechPatio

Apple’s operating system for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad known as iOS, is now the third-most popular platform on the Internet, Computerworld reports. The three above-mentioned devices accounts for 1.1% of all hardware on the Internet during August, more than the 0.85% by Linux and only 0.2% by Android devices. Yes I know we’re mixing … Read more →

Ready for iPhone iOS 4.1 update tomorrow?

Well, you don’t have to do anything, really. It’s just a matter of hitting that “Update”-button in your shiny new iTunes 10 and you’re good to go. But now that you’re here anyway, let me just real quick highlight some of the new things you can look forward to trying out sometime during tomorrow once … Read more →

Wrapup: Apple Music Event September 1st – iOS, iPods, AppleTV, AirPlay

Steve Jobs and Apple just wrapped up their September 1st music event in San Francisco, showing us the next two updates to iOS, new iPods, new AppleTV, new iTunes, new AirPlay (previously AirTunes) and a new social media site called Ping. Here’s a complete overview of all that has happened in the 1.5 hour long … Read more →

Apple Live Video Streaming of September 1st Event – for Mac’s & iOS only!

Awesome! For the first time since early 2000, I think, Apple is back with online streaming from one of their events and it’s all going to happen today/tonight (depending on where in the world you’re located, it’s tonight for me). An interesting twist though, Apple’s press release on the matter states that: Apple® will broadcast … Read more →